View Full Version : Tokina AT-X 12-24mm Pro DX II
14th of July 2009 (Tue), 04:40
While feeling headache which ultra wide angle lens should I get for my 50D, I have a few in my list, which are:
1) Tamron 10-24mm f3.5-4.5 Di II
2) Tokina AT-X 11-16mm f2.8 PRO DX
3) Tokina AT-X 12-24mm f4 RRO DX II
4) Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 EX DC HSM
Basically I won't consider the Sigma as it is using 82mm filter that add up the cost of buying UV and CPL eventually, since I already got many 77 filters on hand, so the Tamron or Tokina is the one to go, Ok but which one.....?!!
Reading many posts from here and local forums seems Tokina is the winner, and finally my vote goes to the new AT-X 12-24mm f4 PRO DX II.
Bought it on Sunday, quite busy recently and having got enough time to shot more pictures, only a few snaps on the way back to office that afternoon.
The following was crop from the small RAW, from the center, lower, left and right side of the picture.
I'll go to take more test shots once I am free.
14th of July 2009 (Tue), 08:25
Looks very good. What about some shots @ 12mm, f/4
27th of July 2009 (Mon), 09:20
Quite busy recently, just steal some time to take a few snap shots last week.
Most of the pictures I set at the 12mm wide end to see the result, enjoy.
27th of July 2009 (Mon), 09:23
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27th of July 2009 (Mon), 09:27
And..... this looks like the RRS logo, hahaha.....
27th of July 2009 (Mon), 09:34
The following shots I removed the lens hood on porpose, just to test how this lens perform against strong light.
The sunlight actually was outside at the edge of every frame, though some flare is visiable buy not quite serious, if compare to my old 20-35mm f2.8L, under such situation flare could be found in almost the whole picture.
27th of July 2009 (Mon), 09:44
Now lets move to another area, focal length was still set at 12mm wide end.
27th of July 2009 (Mon), 09:50
All the photos were resized from large RAW, the following were crop from the left, right and center.
Your comments are most appreciate, thanks!:)
27th of July 2009 (Mon), 09:55
was there a filter on it?
seems to still have some flare
4th of August 2009 (Tue), 08:39
i think the first version is better
coudl you please put more sample with new version?
8th of August 2009 (Sat), 15:17
please put other samples
i need to know if second version is better
1st of October 2009 (Thu), 16:28
i just got this lens recently, will post some samples when i have time!
18th of December 2009 (Fri), 15:53
any other samples? is better II version?
18th of December 2009 (Fri), 20:59
Posted on the mark 1 thread on accident..lol
20th of January 2010 (Wed), 17:47
Canon 40D, ISO 100, 1/100th sec, F/11
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